The book award season for 2013 books is pretty much over now and I’m happy to announce that Badlands did quite well. Feel free to share this post! Here is a list of recognitions, beginning with the best finishes:
Next Generation Independent Book Awards: First Place Short Story Collection–Fiction (Awards not posted on their site yet, but link here to their webpage: http://www.indiebookawards.com/)
Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Runner Up General Fiction: http://www.hofferaward.com/HAbookwinners.html
Eric Hoffer Book Award: Short list for Grand Prize: http://www.hofferaward.com/HAbookshortlist.html
Eric Hoffer Book Award: Finalist for First Horizon Award: http://www.hofferaward.com/HAFirstHorizonshortlist.html
Eric Hoffer Book Award: Finalist for the Da Vinci Eye Award for book cover and book design (Dale Beckman (http://www.dalebeckman.net/) artist): http://www.hofferaward.com/HAdaVincishortlist.html
Midwest Indpendent Publishers Book Awards: Runner Up for Short Story Collection and Young Adult: http://www.mipa.org/midwest-book-awards/24th-annual-midwest-book-awards-finalists
I would like to congratulate Doug Rose for winning the Midwest Independent Publisher’s Book Award for Literary Fiction. Doug is also a Bay View (Milwaukee) writer and Bolt is his first novel.
Thanks to everyone who has supported Badlands along the way, and keep it up if you can. The book is available at Amazon.com and at Boswell Books in Milwaukee and hopefully at other book sellers soon. Pass the word. Write an Amazon review. Recommend it to a friend for good summer reading! Thanks!